Thursday, 29 April 2010

Case study approach

I have use case studies because:
  • a case study approach "allows the investigator to take advantage of emergent themes and unique case features"{Eisenhardt, 1989 }
  • a case helps understand the different views of people working on the same project, their "claims, concerns and issues" {Guba, 1989 : p184}. The context is the constant and the participants are the variables.
  • a case study allows organisation of data around the themes of IT and the public sector

EISENHARDT, K. M. (1989) Building Theories from Case Study Research. Academy of Management Review, 14, 532-550.
GUBA, E. G. & LINCOLN, Y. S. (1989) Fourth Generation Evaluation, Newbury Park, CA; London, Sage.

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